Manuals and Guides
Guidelines for the Development of National Legislation on Access to information, Public Participation and Access to Justice in Environmental Matters
United Nations Environment Programme

The purpose of these voluntary guidelines is to provide general guidance, if so requested, to States, primarily developing countries, on promoting the effective implementation of their commitments to Principle 10 of the 1992 Rio Declaration on Environment and Development within the framework of their national legislation and processes. The Guidelines demonstrate a willingness by Governments to more thoroughly engage the public at all levels to protect and manage the environment and related resources.


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2011
Factsheet
Environmental Assessment of Ogoniland: Site Specific Fact Sheets: Buemene-Korokoro
United Nations Environment Programme

Site fact sheet for Environmental Assessment of Ogoniland


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2011
Reports and Books
Environment and security in the Amu Darya basin
United Nations Environment Programme, GRID-Arendal, Zoi Environment Network

The prime aim of this report is to identify the environmental stress points in the Amu Darya basin which have, or may have, security repercussions for the states and population.The report then suggests solutions to the challenges identified during the assessment


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2011
Annual Reports
Asian Development Bank Sustainability Report
Asian Development Bank

The third Sustainability Report of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) provides, in a readily available format, information about our continued work on promoting environmentally sustainable and inclusive growth, and on reducing our corporate footprint. To facilitate comparability, the structure of this third reports is similar to that of the first two, which were issued in 2007 and 2009. The contents are presented in three main sections: Part 1 provides the background of the organization||- its mandate and structures in line with Strategy 2020, ADB's long-term strategic framework. Part 2 features ADB's work on important aspects of sustainable development in Asia and the Pacific, including the environment, social development and governance. Part 3 provides updates on ADB's work to reduce its corporate footprint. The report responds to and presents information in accordance to the Global Reporting Initiative's G3 indicators. The appendix links the G3 indicators with the text of the report and other pertinent sources.


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2011
Yearbooks and Frontiers
UNEP Year Book 2011: emerging issues in our global environment
United Nations Environment Programme

The UNEP Year Book 2011 shows that we have been experiencing an exceptional level of ecological extremes. However, scientists and policy makers have been making headway on addressing some of the most pressing environmental issues.The 2012 Year Book presents the most important events and developments from the year, gives a picture of the status of key environmental indicators, and also highlights two emerging issues in detail: the benefits of soil carbon and the decommissioning of nuclear power plants. The Year Book is intended to strengthen the science-policy interface by informing interested parties about the most relevant environmental issues.


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2011
Reports and Books
Methodology for the Assessment of Transboundary River Basins
United Nations Environment Programme, Transboundary River Basins Group

This report describes the methodology for the assessment of transboundary river basins prepared by the Transboundary River Basins Group (hereafter referred to as the River Basins Group). It is an output of the Medium-Sized Project (MSP) of the Transboundary Waters Assessment Programme (TWAP), with implementation of the assessment to be undertaken in the next phase (Full Size Project – FSP). The MSP is funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and implemented by UNEP.


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2011
Reports and Books
Methodology for the Assessment of Transboundary Lake Basins
United Nations Environment Programme, International Lake Environment Committee (ILEC)

This report presents a draft methodology for the assessment of transboundary lake basins and forms the basis for a follow up full-sized project. Lakes, along with rivers, groundwater, large marine ecosystems, and open ocean make up the five TWAP waterbody types. While interlinkages to other waterbody types is a recurring theme in this report and in TWAP itself, we look explicitly at lakes here, or more correctly, at lakes and their drainage basins.


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2011
Reports and Books
UN-REDD Policy Brief: REDD+ and a Green Economy
United Nations Environment Programme, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, United Nations Development Programme

The UN-REDD Programme's inaugural policy brief was launched at COP17 in December 2011. In this policy brief, the UN-REDD Programme explores the concepts of REDD+ as a source of investment for green development||as a natural capital-led investment strategy||and as an opportunity for change to green development. The policy brief also offers recommendations for creating a roadmap for REDD+ in the context of green development.


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2011
Reports and Books
UN-REDD Lessons Learned: Asia-Pacific
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, United Nations Development Programme, United Nations Environment Programme

In the


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2011
Reports and Books
The Business Case for Mainstreaming Gender in REDD+
United Nations Environment Programme, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, United Nations Development Programmeme

This publication by the UN-REDD Programme sets out to demonstrate how integrating gender considerations in REDD+ planning makes good business sense. The


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2011